This wetland site covers some 4000 hectares across the Nyl floodplain in Limpopo province and is one of South Africa’s most important and prolific birding sites. Birding in South Africa is most spectacular at Nylsvley Nature Reserve, which protects a significant portion of the country’s largest inland floodplain – totalling 16 000 hectares when water levels are highest during summer. Up to 80 000 birds can be found at Nylsvley at the same time. South Africa’s seven biomes are home to over 850 bird species, many of them endemic. Unsurprisingly the country is a popular birding destination and also has a relatively large local birding community.